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What We’re Exploring: Cities, Information, and Governance

MacArthur is exploring new ways of understanding the complex and interconnected challenges faced by cities around the world, from violence to climate change, and new ways to plan, manage, and govern to address them. Read More

"Division Street, U.S.A."

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Chicago Launches First Comprehensive Public Data Dictionary

The Data Dictionary will serve as a resource for anyone interested in understanding what data is collected by city agencies and departments, how and if it may be accessed, and in what format it exists. Read More
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Study Examines Lessons of “Building Boom” for Cultural Facilities

A study by the Cultural Policy Center at the University of Chicago, a MacArthur grantee, assesses a major building boom of museums, performing arts centers and theaters in the United States from 1994 to 2008. Read More

“Philanthropy, Benefit-Cost Analysis, and Public Policy,” Remarks by Jonathan F. Fanton at the 2008 Benefit-Cost Analysis Conference

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses the Foundation's research grantmaking and support for efforts to align policy with sound evidence. Read More

Speeches and Commentary Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Westport, Connecticut, Public Library

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses how video games can positively affect young people's learning. Read More

"Do Video Games Help Kids Learn?," Digital Media and Learning Panel Discussion, Introductory Remarks delivered by Jonathan F. Fanton

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton describes the Foundation's new initiative to explore and understand how young people incorporate digital media into their daily lives and help them understand how to better do so. Read More

"Peace through Justice," Introductory Remarks by Jonathan Fanton, Chicago Humanities Festival

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton celebrates the development of an international justice system and says that further success will rely on addressing situations in Darfur and Uganda as well as cases outside Africa. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at MacArthur’s Arts and Culture Panel Discussion

In introducing the panel, MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton notes Chicago's long history of civic support for the arts and artists. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Launch of MacArthur's Digital Media and Learning Initiative, New York, NY

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton announces a 5-year, $50 million initiative to investigate the role and impact of digital technology in the lives of young people. Read More

MacArthur Investing $50 Million In Digital Learning

MacArthur announced plans to build the emerging field of digital media and learning, committing $50 million over five years to the effort. Read More

"The Power of Partnerships: Insights from Chicago's Plan for Transformation," Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities Annual Meeting

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton discusses the formation of the Partnership for New Communities and its goal to help new neighborhoods succeed by encouraging residents to move to them and genearting economic opportunities. Read More

“The Importance of Institutions,” Remarks by Jonathan Fanton at the Chicago Donor’s Forum Luncheon

MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton details the Foundation's support of organizations around the world and its commitment to Chicago. Read More

Remarks by Jonathan Fanton, Press Conference for New Career-Focused Job Training Program for CHA Residents

MacArthur's President, also the chair of the Partnership for New Communities, endorses Chicago Mayor Richard Daley's efforts to help public housing residents prepare for employment. Read More

$5 Million Grant Awarded to the University of Chicago's Center for Urban School Reform

MacArthur has announced an endowment grant to the University of Chicago's Center for Urban School Improvement to support its work in strengthening urban schools. Read More